It was a cool but humid night at the Live Bar in Shanghai. There were more people there for this event than I had ever experienced. The night started quietly with Patel Pretal a duo from the UK. With dreamy live vocal samples combined with the improvised performance of random objects, it really was a great way to introduce the night. Casse Ufficio Malattie Tropicali was next performing on some borrowed equipment from Torturing Nurse. A group from Italy studying Chinese at Fudan, some of them... Topics: noishanghai, muscle snog, torturing nurse, live bar
Sammitch creates great noise recordings. The incorporation of live recorded voices with dreamy atmospheres meld to create a new psychedelic landscape. Definitely one of our favorites. Description: "Location: Wisconsin. USA Equipment: Syntiac Modular software synthesizer, bass guitars, various effects pedals, no samples Description: I make music that shakes me at my very core, using whatever sort of unconventional methods I can dream up." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Sammitch... Topic: bivouac, sammitch, experimental music, noise music
Location: Ontario, Ottowa, Canada Equipment: Wave Studio, Windows Recorder, Tone Recorder, Tape Recorder Description: About how I make sound, I use Wave Studio and Windows Recorder and really tiffy microphones. One of our all-time favorite releases, Father Fabric weaves field recordings into warped loops and very lofi sounds reminiscent of the times of Analog tape reel loops. 'Play' is great example of this. This was released as part of our first installation in 2003. -Bivouac Topics: bivouac, father fabric, experimental music
Experiment III is the latest release from Noise Research. Minimal in its approach, the songs are organized in such a way that takes you on a journey of a dream- it has a beginning, a climax, and an end. Sounds and samples are gently combined creating an ominous soft web where your ears sleep until the pleasant nightmares from the “Flow Of Heat” start setting in. Then you are silently taken back down to where you came from ready to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of coffee.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: noise, noise research, bivouac, experimental music,
DCLXVI creates some of the most extreme noise we have featured on Bivouac. Watch your speaker levels and enjoy. DCLXVI is a Montana based experimental/harsh noise/audio/visual project which began in 1998. The project began as a solo vocal only harsh noise project. Since then, DCLXVI has collaborated with many other artists and used many different sound sources to create a unique audio experience. In 2001 DCLXVI also began The Pi Project, which is a collaborative effort to somehow put the code... Topic: noise music, bivouac, dclxvi, experimental music
This beautiful and mysterious album from Lezet blends both solo piano performance with synthesized elements. His improvised style takes on new emotions with every song seeming like each creation is an extension of himself- almost instinct. Please welcome your ears to Lezet. Topics: lezet, not of the loins, piano, experimental, bivouac, biv0uac
Location: Sweden Equipment: Distortion pedals, 4 track cassette studio, wavelab, psycle sequencer Description: This project started as a experiment for me to explore sound creation. I came up with the name SLAV (slave in english) almost immediately, at the time i was listening a lot to a old swedish hardcore act called Libresse, and they had a song called "slav". I was going through some strange phases during the recording of this material. Distorted. Topics: slav, bivouac, biv0uac, noise, installation 01
Ronez (Guilin, China)- Born in 1975 in Guilin, China, Ronez, is the only experimental musician in Guilin, China, and one of the earliest in the Chinese mainland. Ronez is one of the few real circuit-benders in the Chinese scene, he plays with custom-made hardware electronics on stage, often using audio & video feedback together. He is also the founder of Doufu Records. The following songs are for free download. The entire albums in FLAC format can be purchased through http://www.biv0uac.com. Topic: ronez, bivouac, china noise music, chinese experimental music
Location: Swansea, Wales Psychic Space Invasion is an attempt to create an ambient music that is truly part of the listeners environment and not merely a soporific. Topics: installation 01, psychic space invasion, psi, bivouac, experimental music, ambient
Location: Green Castle, Indiana Description: Noiseman433 is Jon Silpayamanant, a musician, performance artist, and visual artist. As a musician, Silpayamanant has toured and performed nationally and internationally and has been a guest lecturer/instructor at DePauw University. Recent projects saw him on tour with noise performance troupe Cock E.S.P. and power electronics group Think Machine, as well as organizing Indianapolis’ first festival of Noise, Experimental Music and Performance Art.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: jon silpayament, noiseman433, bivouac, noise music, experimental music
Matt Hannafin (percussion) : Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional forms http://www.drumdojo.com/writers/matt_hannafin.htm Brian Moran (electronics) : Electronics player Brian Moran began his performance career in experimental dance, whose working methods he later adapted to music and sound design. Employing a variety of circuit-bent electronics, analog synthesizers, field recordings, and processing... Topics: bivouac, spin-17, ed chang, noriaki watanabe, ravi padmanabha, maria chavez, ed howard, brian...
This show was recorded at Chez Bushwick on April 26, 2006 by Terence Lloren for Bivouac. peeeseye is: Jaime Fennelly (harmonium), Fritz Welch (Percussion/vox), Chris Forsyth (Acoustic Guitar). Visit http://www.evolvingear.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/peeesseye for more info. http://bivouacmusic.blogspot.com http://bivouacrecording.blogspot.com Topics: bivouac, peeeseye, Jaime Fennelly, Fritz Welch, Chris Forsyth, chez biushwick, experimental music...
Bruno Morelloâs debut at New York Carnegie Weill Recital Hall along with the guitar duo âDrops and Silenceâ, was positively received by the critics: ââ¦..a marvelous performance of improvisational jazz by Sicilian duo guitarists Paolo Battaglia and Maurizio Morello, who were joined by alto saxophonist Bruno Morello.â Jeffry James, 4tay Records. Mr. Morello performed at Carnegie Hall as a recipient of the Ibla Foundation special mention at the 2003 Ibla Grand Prize. As a member of the... Topics: bivouac, shayna dulberger, bruno morello, the foundry, motoko shimizu, ed chang, biv0uac, bass,...
This is a part of an encounter between Kuz.b and Juan parra cancino at âLe Lemâ, a multiple experimental place based in Lille, France. Kuz.b (electronics, voice, turntable, tuner, bass, Roland system 100) : French biv0uac featured duet working on improvisated music using any acoustic and electronic material to sculpt the present with sound texture. http://kuz.b.free.fr Juan Parra (guitar, electronics) : Studied Composition in the Catholic University of Chile. He composes pieces that include... Topics: kuz.b, juan parra, bivouac, biv0uac, le lem, experimental music, french experimental music
John and Jed have been making music together since sharing a music stand in the 4th grade saxophone section of Ward Elemtary school. Loren is a good friend from college. He played in John's first 2 real improvised music projects, a full improv psychedelic/ noise rock band, and then a sax and drums free jazz duo. Jed and Loren have only played together once and that was in a larger group. http://bivouacmusic.blogspot.com http://bivouacrecording.blogspot.com Topics: john clair, jed shahar, loren steel, bivouac, the foundry
11/24-25/06 NOIShanghai VI- Yu Yin Tang (Day 1) Live Bar (Day 2)(Shanghai, China) The NOIShanghai VI concert event at Yu Yin Tang and the Live Bar offered great performance from all performers involved. The first of the two day monthly showcase was somewhat structured so that each of the acts performed their own set. The second night yielded a more improvised and collaborative performance where all acts performed in whole or in part with each other. Audrey Chen (US) and Alessandro Bosetti... Topic: noise music, experimental music, china experimental music, china music, live recording, shanghai
Donki Ra began as an outlet for harsh-noise and theatrical gimmicks...the glitz and glam that noise should be. Focusing on the sexual, perverse, and grotesque, I aim to keep things as simple yet difficult as possible. Noise found its way into my life when Merzbow's "Venereology" arrived at my home while I was in the 7th grade, changing me forever. Aside from Donki Ra, I am a member of My Ovaries!, The Laker McCabe Conspiracy, a guest on long-time friend Mark Koch's project,... Topics: bivouac, donki ra, noise music, experimental music, bivouac music
From our first installation, Aethyrphlux is a very talented and great musician. Though we have heard that he releases no more music, he has generously allowed us to offer this album on Bivouac for free download. We are very proud to feature such a great artist here. Please enjoy. Description: Location: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA Equipment: Roland MC-303 sequencer/drum machine, Yamaha SU-700 sampler, Korg MicroKORG synthesizer, found objects, exotic instruments, various software, more to come.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Noise, experimental music, improvised music Source: Bivouac. Music.
letting things lay as they fall source: gifu - ogaki - inuyama, japan headphone listening at a moderate fixed volume is recommended. http://bivouacmusic.blogspot.com http://bivouacrecording.blogspot.com Topics: koura, bivouac, Somnambulistic Intentions, experimental music
Light in August is the duet project of Ann Adachi (flute, piccolo, voice) and Gregory Reynolds (alto sax, voice). Through the unconventional use of traditional woodwind instruments, they develop focused and entrancing improvisations with attention to breath, space, sound, and transformation. They have performed in Seattle, Tokyo, Boston and New York City, where they currently reside. Topics: bivouac, gregory reynolds, ann adachi, the foundry, motoko shimizu, ed chang
Location: New York City, NY USA Equipment: DX7 Description: Searching for Sentinels is noise without the noise. The listener is hypnotized and put into a soothing trance wishing never to be awakened. Searching for Sentinels creates mind-numbing soundscapes that evokes the listener to develop a heightened sense of hearing. Through repetitive, industrial sounds this lets the mind wander in and out of the conciousness of listening. With the aggressive and irritating, but soothing sounds, the line... Topics: installation 01, searching for sentinels, bivouac, biv0uac, experimental music, noise
On an early quiet Sunday afternoon, a light rain blankets sleepy Shanghai. Something was brewing at the Live Bar in Shanghai. But things were not all quiet for very long- Noishanghai IX was taking place and it woke the dead. Opening with Torturing Nurse it was just the jump in icy water that we needed for this event. As usual, TN never disappoints delivering massive walls of sound and screams. Vavabond was next with great noise weaving in and out of a heavy waterfall of static. Teasing you with... Topic: bivouac, noishanghai, shanghai experimental music, noise music, china noise music
Location: Los Angeles, CA Description: Michele Josue is an aspiring filmmaker from washington D.C. whose films portray a quaint yet slightly subversive world where beauty often lies in the mundane. Her films, through an organic and dreamlike aesthetic, share a sense of simplicity that teeter on a delicate line between the lovely and cruel. As best seen in 'On a School Day', Michele's films remark upon instances and images of tradgedy and the surreal, as well as moments of comedy, ironic and... Topics: michele, josue, airport, underwater, in air, on a school day
Great solo performances from Rolf-Erik Nystrom and one song with Torturing Nurse. Rolf's solos used unorthodox saxophone ligature techiniques with inventive sound manipulation to create a very visual and dramatic performances. With the addition of Torturing Nurse (Junky & Xu Cheng) in the third song, acoustic and electric were complemented perfectly. At times The sax sounded like part of the electronics only recorgnizable by the breaths between sounds. The encore ended with a short personal... Topics: rolf erik nystrom, bivouac, noise, improvised music china, china noise, china experimental music
Location: England Recorded using: Borrowed 4-track (thanks Jon!), Apple Macintosh Plus on track 2. Various circuit-bent toys + voicechangers. BOSS RPS-10 digital delay/pitchshifer. Field recordings of Port Eynon, Wales, 23/6/03 and Belle Vue Park, Newport. Misc. distortion. The green sheriff secretly admires the elusive satellite. http://bivouacmusic.blogspot.com http://bivouacrecording.blogspot.com ( 1 reviews ) Topics: noise music, experimental music, cementimental, bivouac, He's the Candle Man, who can Easily...
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Unravelled Brown Cassette Tape lying on a Freeway (ucblf) creates soundscapes of constantly shifting sounds. Ranging from quiet ambient to screaming walls of feedback. Each performance is unique. Ucblf exists to soothe and annoy. Using a bass, a keyboard, walkmans, radio signals, found sound, cassette tapes lying around... ucblf has evolved into something more than it once was and something less than it will be. Ucblf is evolving, constantly shifting, always... Topics: ubclf, bivouac, winnipeg, experimental music
Our first curated concert was held at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY on a sunny and warm Sunday evening. The perfomance featured one artist from each of our previous installations- Donki Ra, Nim, Green Andy, and Bujalex. All artists presented unique performances using their current composition techniques resulting in a barrage varied sounds from drone to noise to beats and back again. The final set of the show was an improvised performance where all artists merged their individual... Topic: bivouac, nim, experimental music, issue project room, bujalex, donki ra, green andy
Ninni Morgia solo performance at the Foundry, NYC on May 20, 2006. Recorded by Terence Lloren for Bivouac. Used with permission. Topics: ninni morgia, foundry, nyc, bivouac, experimental music, motoko shimizu, ed chang